Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Narsingdi has taken up a massive plan to cultivate winter vegetables in the six upazilas of the district during the current winter season.
Deputy Director DAE Latafat Hossain said DAE has a plan to cultivate winter vegetable on 9,000 hectares of land in the district.
He also said farmers of the district in the meantime have already cultivated various kind of vegetables on 4,000 hectares lands such as cauliflower, gourd, cabbage, brinjal, bean, radish, pumpkin, potato, tomato, lal shak, palong shak etc.
The DAE officials are encouraging the farmers to cultivate pesticides free vegetables and given them knowledge on the bad effects of using pesticides and chemical fertilizers on vegetables fields and also gave them training on pest management, he added.
The DAE has set a target to cultivate pesticides free vegetables on 1200 hectares of land in the district. The farmers are now producing pesticides free vegetables using organic manure instead of chemical fertilizers and poisonous pesticides.
The DD also said necessary steps have been taken to ensure supply of quality seeds, fertilizers and other agri inputs among the growers at fair price for producing of 1,40,000 tonnes winter vegetables during the current season, reports BSS from Narsingdi.